Bug 1317083 - No IPv6 support
No IPv6 support
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nsca (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Xavier Bachelot
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-03-11 17:49 EST by Stuart D Gathman
Modified: 2017-07-08 23:51 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 14:24:06 EST
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Patch to my_connect() to support IPv6 (2.19 KB, patch)
2016-03-11 17:49 EST, Stuart D Gathman
no flags Details | Diff
SPEC file used to test (7.49 KB, text/plain)
2016-03-11 17:50 EST, Stuart D Gathman
no flags Details

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Description Stuart D Gathman 2016-03-11 17:49:34 EST
Created attachment 1135430 [details]
Patch to my_connect() to support IPv6

Description of problem:
nsca does not support IPv6

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. send_nsca -H some.ipv6.host.name -c /etc/nagios/send_nsca.cfg 

Actual results:
Invalid host name 'some.ipv6.host.name'
Error: Could not connect to host some.ipv6.host.name on port 5667

Expected results:
1 data packet(s) sent to host successfully.

Additional info:
Patch attached that fixes send_nsca at least.
Comment 1 Stuart D Gathman 2016-03-11 17:50 EST
Created attachment 1135431 [details]
SPEC file used to test
Comment 2 Stuart D Gathman 2016-03-11 17:53:20 EST
Patching the server end is not as critical, because you typically use xinetd or a systemd.socket to listen on IP6 and then pass the socket to nsca.
Comment 3 Xavier Bachelot 2016-05-05 05:21:53 EDT
Hi Stuart,

Could you please submit this to upstream ? I'm not comfortable carrying out of tree patches, at least without upstream giving their opinion.

Comment 4 Stuart D Gathman 2016-05-05 13:34:59 EDT
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Comment 7 Stuart D Gathman 2016-12-20 15:54:06 EST
My Fedora packager id is sdgathman.  I can push this if you want to add me.

diff --git a/nsca.spec b/nsca.spec
index 1c6ba71..84c3777 100644
--- a/nsca.spec
+++ b/nsca.spec
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
 Summary:        Nagios Service Check Acceptor
 Name:           nsca
 Version:        2.9.1
-Release:        13%{?dist}
+Release:        13.1%{?dist}
 License:        GPLv2+
 Group:          Applications/System
 URL:            http://www.nagios.org/
@@ -21,6 +21,8 @@ Patch0:         nsca-2.9-initscript.patch
 Patch1:         nsca-2.9-confpath.patch
 # http://tracker.nagios.org/view.php?id=286
 Patch2:         nsca-2.9-fix_open_missing_arg.patch
+# https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nsca/pull/6
+Patch3:         nsca-2.9-ipv6.patch
 BuildRequires:  libmcrypt-devel
 %if %{systemd_support}
@@ -58,6 +60,7 @@ Client application for sending updates to a nsca server.
 %patch0 -p0 -b .initscript
 %patch1 -p1 -b .confpath
 %patch2 -p1 -b .open
+%patch3 -p1 -b .ipv6
 # Change defaults in the config file to match the nagios package
 sed -i -e "s|^command_file=.*|command_file=%{_localstatedir}/spool/nagios/cmd/nagios.cmd|" \
        -e "s|^alternate_dump_file=.*|alternate_dump_file=%{_localstatedir}/spool/nagios/cmd/nsca.dump|" \
@@ -141,6 +144,9 @@ rm -rf %{buildroot}
+* Tue Dec 20 2016 Stuart D. Gathman <stuart@gathman.org> - 2.9.1-13.1
+- IPv6 support for nsca-client
 * Thu Feb 04 2016 Fedora Release Engineering <releng@fedoraproject.org> - 2.9.1-13
 - Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_24_Mass_Rebuild
Comment 8 Stuart D Gathman 2017-07-08 23:51:26 EDT
Please note that upstream has accepted this patch.


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